You certainly wouldn’t be alone. Spam affects every website at some point and can be a real pain.
However, spam isn’t just an inconvenience or an annoyance. It can be so much worse than that.
Spam can drastically decrease the health of your website. When spammers clog your servers up, your website performance and speed is reduced. This then affects Google’s view of your site and can harm your search engine rankings.
Yes, that means you have less reach, fewer people finding your website and of course, reduced sales and conversions.
If you’ve been putting off dealing with spam for a while now because it’s just been an annoyance, think again! We urge you to take action today, because the problem is likely bigger than you imagine.
Luckily for you, as spam becomes a bigger problem, more solutions become available.
Modern spam protection does the following:
Reduces strain on your servers and improves website speed
Reduces the amount of time you spend on spam submissions
Improves your conversion rates and boosts your business
This feature is included in all Formidable versions.
A few years ago, Google’s CAPTCHA spam protection was retired when they realised it no longer performed the way they’d hoped. Spammers naturally got more effective at what they do and Google responded with an advanced upgrade – reCAPTCHA.
ReCAPTCHA is designed to automatically judge whether a user is a human or a robot. You’ve no doubt seen this when submitting forms on websites yourself.
Formidable supports and includes reCAPTCHA fields for you to use in your forms. We support both the V2 checkbox, and the latest Invisible reCAPTCHA which goes one step further. This is fantastic spam protection, with the added benefit of not damaging user experience in any way.
This has long been a front-line defense against spam.
It allows you to block certain words, phrases or IP addresses that you know will trigger spam submissions. These conditions are added to your blacklist, which protects your forms from future irrelevant or harmful submissions. This gives you extra control over exactly what you want to block.
Setting all of this up is made by Formidable Forms simple to use interface. We want to make it as easy and non-intrusive as possible for you to get the protection you need.
With spam protection like the examples above, you’ll save so much time and energy. Your website will perform better and you can concentrate on running your business, rather than worrying about spam.
So, don’t wait until your website drops further in the rankings. Take action today, stop spam and boost your conversions.